Treaty with the Teton
July 19, 1815 7 Stat., 125.
Ratified, Dec. 26, 1815.
A treaty of peace and friendship made and concluded at
Portage des Sioux, between William Clark, Ninian Edwards,
and Auguste Chouteau, Commissioners Plenipotentiary of
the United States of America, on the part and behalf of
the said States, of the one part; and the undersigned
Chiefs and Warriors of the Teeton Tribe of Indians, on
the part and behalf of their said Tribe, of the other
THE parties being desirous of re-establishing peace and
friendship between the United States and the said tribe,
and of being placed in all things, and in every respect,
on the same footing upon which they stood before the late
war between the United States and Great Britain, have
agreed to the following articles:
Every injury, or act of hostility, committed by one or
either of the contracting parties against the other, shall
be mutually forgiven and forgot.
There shall be perpetual peace and friendship between
all the citizens of the United States of America and all
the individuals composing the said Teeton tribe; and the
friendly relations that existed between them before the
war, shall be, and the same are hereby, renewed.
The undersigned chiefs and warriors, for themselves and
their said tribe, do hereby acknowledge themselves and
their aforesaid tribe to be under the protection of the
United States of America, and of no other nation, power,
or sovereign, whatsoever.
In witness whereof, the said William Clark, Ninian Edwards,
and Auguste Chouteau, commissioners as aforesaid, and
the chiefs and warriors of the said tribe, have hereunto
subscribed their names, and affixed their seals this nineteenth
day of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and
of the independence of the United States the fortieth.
William Clark, [L. S.]
Ninian Edwards, [L. S.]
Auguste Chouteau, [L. S.]
Eskatapia, the Player, his x mark, [L. S.]
Tantanga, the True Buffaloe, his x mark, [L. S.]
Weechachamanza, the Man of Iron, his x mark, [L. S.]
Ikmouacoulai, the Shooting Tiger, his x mark, [L. S.]
Uakahincoukai, the Wind that Passes, his x mark, [L. S.]
Mazamanie, the Walker in Iron, his x mark, [L. S.]
Wanakagmamee, the Stamper, his x mark, [L. S.]
Washeejonjrtga, the Left-handed Frenchman, his x mark,
Monetowanari, the Bear’s Soul, his x mark, [L. S.]
Done at Portage des Sioux, in the presence of—
R. Wash, secretary to the commission,
John Miller, colonel Third Infantry,
H. Dodge, brigadier-general Missouri Militia,
T. Paul, C. T. of the C.
Manuel Lisa, agent,
Thomas Forsyth, Indian agent,
John A. Cameron,
Affairs: Laws and Treaties. Vol. II (Treaties). Compiled
and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington: Government
Printing Office, 1904.